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What I Saw in Israel

airfredd22 Wrote: Mar 18, 2013 3:04 PM
Ms. Parker, As I read the comments below, I find myself in total agreement with many who call you a national treasure. There are way too few women and especially black women who have the common sense that you have. I am grateful to you for having the vision that you have found in your recent years and more than that, have the integrity to voice the things you've learned since your "welfare" days. More power to you and please continue to attempt to reach all those people that need to hear the truth from you. Your article above is one of your best and I'm sure comes from your heart. Fred Speckmann

As President Obama prepares for his first trip to Israel, I hope when he gets there he sees what I saw.

Several weeks ago I returned from my first trip to Israel. I went with a delegation headed by Governor Mike Huckabee, who visits Israel at least once every year.

What did I see?

I saw kids, no more than 18 years old, walking down the street, waiting at bus stops, wearing Army green khakis, and carrying machine guns on their backs. One young girl was as black skinned as me.

Kids doing their compulsory army service as part of...